Kim Richards is facing jail in the latest chapter of her ongoing battle with alcohol.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was meant to present documentation to prove she's attended at least some of the AA classes that she was ordered to attend in her plea deal last October.

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She is required to do 30 days community labor and 52 AA classes as a result of her shoplifting arrest and the judge is losing patience with the lack of evidence of her attendance.

Apparently she was unable to carry out the community labor due to a foot injury (despite being photographed in heels the red carpet), but there is no word on the reason for her no-shows at AA.

A probation violation hearing has been set for June 3, after which the judge could send her to jail if he determines she hasn't made enough attempt to attend her classes or do the community service.

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Kim has already been shown leniency by the court—she pleaded to two charges at the same time; her public intoxication arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April 2015 as well as the shoplifting incident.  She was allowed serve her sentences simultaneously but an arrest warrant was issued on Friday after her lack of proof of attendance.  The warrant was revoked however after a rep for Richards showed up in court and the June 3 hearing was set.




kim richards daughter courtney stodden Kim Richards Crazy Train Is Back—Daughter, Courtney Stodden On Board!

The Kim Richards crazy train is back—and it has her daughter and Courtney Stodden on board—among others.

Since disappearing off our screens, following her firing from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Richards has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Kim Richards' tragic and dramatic year:

As Popdust previously reported, the 51-year-old has had a couple of brushes with the law—she was arrested last April following a drunken brawl at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and then once again in August, after she was accused of stealing over $600 worth of items from a Target in the San Fernando Valley.

Then there was the truly cringeworthy Dr. Phil intervention, which thankfully resulted in Richards checking into rehab, albeit after super dramatic on-camera tears and tantrums galore.

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After a brief respite, the crazy train was soon back on track, and rolling into Cabo, Mexico, after Richards busted herself out of rehab to attend daughter, Brooke Brinson’s wedding—during which, the mom-of-four was accused of being a “drunken mess” —saying horrible things to her newlywed daughter, in addition to yelling and cursing at the groom’s family.

It was a meltdown of such epic proportions that Richards’ sober coach quit and left Mexico right after the wedding, and Brooke vowed never to speak to her mom again.

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Adding yet further to Richards’ woes, earlier this week, her ex-husband, Monty Brinson—the father of Brooke— passed away following a long battle with lung cancer.

So, with all that in mind, Richards should be in the perfect emotional and mental state to get back on TV, right?

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What could possibly go wrong?!!

Well, sadly, we’re about to find out first hand, as Richards is set to grace our screens once again.

This time round, as she attempts to mend her fractured relationship with another of her three daughters, 21-year-old Kimberly Jackson.

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The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition is a new reality show—it features six sets of celebrity moms and their daughters battling it out during eight weeks of intensive therapy with TV shrink Dr. Debbie Magids.

Oh dear.

Lifetime has released the season one trailer—which you can watch right here on Popdust—and, oh shit son, this is truly tragic trainwreck central….on steroids.

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Dramarama personified

In the clip, Richards and Jackson are seen yelling at each other, as tensions and emotions run high.

"Don't tell me what to do, I'm defending myself!" Richards screams at her daughter.

"I want you to stay healthy always,” a tearful Kimberly tells her mom.

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And that's not all...

Now, just in case the Richards’ family drama isn’t enough for you on its own, then you’re in luck—Lifetime has very kindly ensured the absolute maximum drama, tears and train wrecks, by also casting:

Stodden and her mom, Krista

Heidi Montag and mother Darlene Egelhoff

Bad Girls Club's Natalie Nunn and her mom, Karen

Kevin Federline's baby momma, Shar Jackson and her daughter Cassie

And, Hollywood Exes' Jessica Canseco and her daughter, Josie

Oh, this is going to be simply terrible—and by terrible, we of course mean, compulsory viewing.

The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition premieres March 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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Monty Brinson Dead

Monty Brinson, the ex-husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards has lost his battle with cancer.

Monty and Kim were married for just three years, from 1985-1988 and share a daughter, Brooke. They remained close friends after their divorce however, and viewers of the Bravo show saw that Monty had moved in with Kim so she could care for him as he fought lung cancer.

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Monty, who was just 58, had also remained good friends with Richards' sister Kathy Hilton and her husband Rick.  It was via a post on Rick's Instagram on Sunday evening that the announcement came that he had passed away.


We have lost Monty Brinson after a brave battle with cancer. His heart was a big as the moon and he was loved by all he Met. He will be sorely missed. I love You always!

A photo posted by Rick Hilton (@rickhilton7) on

Monty Brinson Dead  

Despite Kim's well documented struggles, she has tried to remain strong for Monty, even though the stress of coping with his illness has (as she has admitted) sometimes pushed her over the edge.  In September,  they celebrated her birthday with close friends and family and they have shared the last few months spending time together and enjoying each other's company.

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Monty Brinson Dead  

A photo posted by Kim Richards (@kimrichards11) on

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Monty has been keeping positive in recent days and appears to have been at peace knowing that his fight was nearly over.  He shared a beautiful post last week showing that he was ready for the next part of his journey;

What a beautiful day January Wednesday the 20th 2016. Yesterday was such a uplifting day which I will be sharing with you later on. It was magical even though I'm facing death eye to eye which instead of being being scared or pity I'm imbracing it as I go forward with this journey. I pray my journey helps others in what lays ahead of them through their struggles. Then it's all worth the pain which y'all make easier on me each day. What if like to accomplish is to take away all your pain and make life easier on yourself. I got the strength to fight it for all of us and I'm damn well going to try to make your life uplifting if if I can. Remember if you don't believe you won't receive, well I BELIEVE. Today is going to be another great day no matter the pain keep throwing it at me I can take it nor will will I let it over come my life. Beautiful day to all as always and much love Monty #believe #love #thankful #blessed #thankful #life #happiness I love life and making people happy. Thank each of y'all for making me happy now go out and smile to make this a brighter world

A photo posted by Monty Brinson (@montybrinson) on

He's been a rock for Kim and their daughter Brooke and hopefully they can find some peace in how he so eloquently and poignantly said his goodbyes;

"I'd like to thank all the people who have crossed my path.  You've all touched my heart.  May everyone have a blessed night and much love to everyone sweet dreams Monty."

RIP Monty, and we sincerely hope Kim can find the strength to get through this.

Monty Brinson Dead


Looks like Kim Richards has fallen off the wagon yet again.

The 50-year-old's sobriety has been thrown into question following news that she's been roaming around Los Angeles attempting to score Xanax.

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TMZ reports that Richards visited a Sherman Oaks smoke shop three times in the past week—claiming a family member told her she could get the prescription-only drug there.

Not surprisingly, given it's a smoke shop and not a pharmacy, employees turned the Real Housewives star away each time, only to watch her wander into another smoke shop near by.

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A source told TMZ that Richards claimed she needed Xanax to help with a foot injury she was suffering from….. which is kinda bizarre seeing as it's an anti-anxiety med, and not a pain killer—perhaps she's suffering from some rare form of foot anxiety or something.

As Popdust previously reported, Richards checked herself into rehab earlier this year following a televised train wreck intervention by everyone's favorite media wh*re medic Dr. Phil.

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The intervention was spurred by Richards' drunken altercation at the Beverly Hills Hotel back in April, which resulted in her being arrested and charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.

Richards' rehab stint was cut short however, after she checked herself out of treatment in order to attend her daughter Brooke's wedding in Mexico, where she fell off the wagon in a spectacular and tragic fashion.

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And, it wasn't long before Richards was back in the headlines—following her arrest in August for allegedly shoplifting $600 of shit from Target.

The former child star was reported to be living in her car at the time of her arrest—as she was forced to move out of her rental home after she was axed from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She's now believed to be staying with her sister Kathy Hilton.

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Kim had been part of RHOBH right from season one, but was cut from the cast after producers felt they could not longer accommodate her irrational behavior—her other sister, Kyle Richards, continues to be part of the show and is currently filming season 6, which is scheduled to premiere in November.

In this week's Follow Up Friday, Popdust brings you a follow up to some of the stories we featured this week.

We've seen a marriage, a separation, a divorce denial, and a funeral in what has been an action packed week in the mad mad world of celebrity....

Disgusting Drama At Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

Things have gone from disrespectful to disgusting to downright despicable. After the hullabaloo at the funeral Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown took to Facebook to counter the story that we was thrown out of the funeral by family friend Tyler Perry.

"As it was and as it will always be; Tyler Perry is loved and respected by me and he is also considered a friend of mine from this day on...As far as me being ‘put’ out of the funeral with the help of Tyler Perry -- that is not true. I will tell the true story and how it ‘really’ went down….“Lastly, Please be aware that this is not over with Mrs. Pat Watson Garland [Houston] and I. There is so much more to come. The world will hear the truth by me. Make no mistake about that,”

She's not going to let it lie—maybe she could turn her attention toward finding out the shameful individual who took and sold the pictures of poor Bobbi Kristina laying in her coffin for a reported $100,000.

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Are Divorcing

As we predicted, this one is going to be a war of the sources, with one side saying yay and the other side saying nay to the rumors of an impending divorce for the Smiths. Surprisingly for him, Will Smith took the matter into his own hands and issued a categorical denial on his Facebook page,so I guess we have to believe him.

"Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious) But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured – “What the hell… I can be foolish, too!”

So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…

NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)

I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself!

‪#‎Dumb‬ People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s”

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Ever controversial, Eminem may have had the wake up call he needed to replace his drug addiction with exercise, but he still hasn't had a wake up call regarding offensive lyrics about women. He's been widely criticized for advocating rape on Dr Dre's new album Straight Outta Compton. On the track Medicine Man, Eminem has a guest spot and he's is heard rapping the line;

Ain't no one safe from, non-believers there ain't none / I even make the bitches I rape cum.”


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Following on from the announcement of their split, and old flame of Gavin Rossdale's has crawled out of the woodwork for another 5 minutes of fame on the back of Gwen Stefani.

Marilyn Robinson, a (brief) 80's (male) popstar from London has been determined for the world to acknowledge that he had an affair with Rossdale when they both hung out, years before Rossdale became Mr Stefani, on the London club scene. Rossdale initially denied it but in 2010 came out and admitted he had had a period of sexual experimentation with Marilyn.

Marilyn felt the need to take to the media this week to clarify that he is not to blame for their split, maintaining that 'people want to blame me'. Newsflash Marilyn: people don't give a shit.

Kim Richards Arrested For Shoplifting

Following on from Kim's arrest for shoplifting from Target, it was revealed that she was actually living in her car at the time of the incident (begs the question where on earth would she have put $600 worth of toys?)

Her relatives are said to be so desperate for her to get some help that sticks, they are hoping a judge will order a 5150 hold—which is a mandatory stay in rehab and is involuntary, meaning that Kim could be kept in the facility for a longer period which would hopefully mean she has time to form an effective plan for sobriety.

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Following yesterday's news that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux pulled off the secret wedding of the year—the newlyweds have been photographed boarding a private jet to their honeymoon destination, Bora Bora.

They aren't alone on the romantic Polynesian island though, they were joined by a posse of celebrity Friends (pun intended) including Jason Bateman, Chelsey Handler and maid of honor Courteney Cox, who was reportedly last-man-standing come 3am at the reception!

Kim Richards' 2015 is going from bad to worse—she spent Sunday night in jail after being arrested for shoplifting.

Entertainment Tonight are reporting that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was taken to Van Nuys Police Department following a citizens arrest, and subsequently released on Monday afternoon after posting $5,000 bail.

The troubled 50 year old reality star is accused of stealing over $600 worth of items from a Target in San Fernando Valley and was busted by store security who called the cops.  Her ex-husband Monty Brinson was quick to leap to her defense and told ET;

"I couldn't imagine Kim stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver.  I am in complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related."

Richards was recently released from her latest stint in rehab and was not able to attend a hearing in June in respect of her arrest in April at the Beverly Hills Hotel due to her treatment.  She faces three misdemeanor charges: resisting arrest, public intoxication and battery on a police officer following the incident—a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf by an associate of her lawyer, Robert Shapiro.

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Kim has recently said that family stress contributed to her relapse this year.  Monty is a very sick  man, she had issues with her dangerous dog who she ended up having to give away, and she has an ongoing feud with RHOBH co-star and estranged sister Kyle Richards.  She admits to being disappointed that she had relapsed (we're guessing her daughter whose wedding she ruined was disappointed too) but revealed that she was 'loving her sobriety'.

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Kim Richards and ex husband Monty Brinson

Kim Richards and her pit bull Kingsley

The former child actress is currently staying with her sister Kathy Hilton as she has moved out of her rental home in LA.  It was claimed she could no longer afford the rent following her axing from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  The Richards' sisters have been part of the show since Season 1 in 2010, but Bravo felt they could not longer accommodate Kim's irrational behavior and booted her off the show completely—she isn't even going to be appearing as a 'friend of' in the next season.

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Richards is reported to be feeling 'upbeat' but 'uncertain about her future' after her month long rehab stay where she learned 'a whole lot' about herself—however  this came shortly after claims that she fled the Malibu facility in the middle of the night.

It remains to be seen what effect this latest incident will have on her sobriety—let's hope for her and her childrens' sake it is all, as Monty said, a big misunderstanding!